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11 Interesting Facts About the Dogo Argentino Dog Breed

Should you get a Dogo Argentino?

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Are you a fan of big, muscular dogs? If your answer is yes, then the Dogo Argentino dog breed might be for you. Keep reading to learn 11 interesting facts about the Dogo Argentino.

The average weight for the Dogo Argentino is around 70-100 lbs with males being larger than females. Male Dogos can be as tall as 23 inches and as big as 27 inches, with a body length of 32 inches. Females on the other hand are usually about 2-3 inches smaller in height and weight. They are considered very intelligent dogs. They are also known as the Argentinan Mastiff.

The Dogo Argentino dog breed was developed in Argentina by Dr. Antonio Nores Martinez, who was an avid hunter and wanted a dog that could kill wild boar.

Since Dr. Antonio Nores Martinez bred the Dogo Argentino to hunt, it was originally meant to be a big game hunter, and was not initially intended to be a house pet.

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Because of this, the Dogo Argentino dog breed is a very tough and resilient dog, and is thought of as one of the best guard dogs in the world.

It is important to note that while Dogos are extremely protective of their owners, they can sometimes be wary and standoffish around strangers.

Dogos typically live to be between 10 and 12 years old, but the oldest known Dogo Argentino lived to be 19 years old.

The Dogo Argentino should be considered to have very high prey drive because of their hunting instincts. This means that it is important not to keep any other smaller pets such as rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, etc., because the Dogo Argentino will most likely harm them if they are in the same vicinity.

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The Dogo Argentino dog breed was not recognized by the American Kennel Club until 2020.

The Argentine Dogo is outlawed or banned in several countries, including the Cayman Islands, Denmark, Norway, Fiji, Iceland, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Turkey.

The Dogo Argentino was first officially recognized by the Argentine Kennel Club in 1973 and didn’t start appearing in the United States until the early 1970’s.

The Dogo Argentino has small ears that lay flat on its head and it also has a short, smooth coat. According to breed standard, it comes in one color-white. One black spot is permitted on the ear or eye not to exceed 10% of the size of the head.


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